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CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
-span.org. >> president obama awarded the medal of honor to former army staff sgt clinton romesha -- the fourth living veteran of the wars in iraq and afghanistan to be given the medal of honor. this is half an hour. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama, accompanied by medal of honor recipients staff sgt clinton romesha. ♪ ["hail to the chief"] >> let's pray. eternal god, from whom we come to whom we belong, and in whose service we find peace, such as written to be found in the spirit of truth and justice. on yourselves. the you men of valor -- of valor. -- the men of valor, retinas for the conflict. be ready for the conflict. better to paris and that all of them look upon it out origination. today, lord, we recognize men of valor, who in readiness for the conflict, the battle came upon them. their sacred story is one of life and death, suffering of servants faithfully rendered at the moment of truth. they belong to that small band of black knights. and a nation grateful for the men who follow and the men who lead. we offer our gratitude for the act
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 6:00am EST
, secretary clinton has put in place a very open and transparent process, which i am committed to seeing through. i can guarantee you that it will be fair and transparent, accountable, and we hope that we will be able to be in a position to make an announcement in the near term. i do not want to pin down precisely when, but i assure you, in the near term. i will not go into the merits of it here today. i take great respect, as i did in my comments earlier, to the important energy relationship with canada and the importance of the overall relationship, but we have a legitimate process that is underway, and i intend to honor that. >> we had a good discussion with respect to keystone. we appreciated the secretary's comments at his confirmation hearings. we spoke about making decisions based on science and based on fact. obviously, when it comes to the environment, i think we have like-minded objectives. mr. harper and mr. obama have both set a 7% reduction in emissions. -- 17% we have worked together on reducing emissions in cars and trucks. canada is aggressively moving forward on our plan
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 2:00pm EST
to the state department, where outgoing secretary hillary clinton will deliver remarks on for employees. she officially steps down today. senator john kerry of massachusetts was confirmed by the senate on tuesday to be her replacement. he is expected to be sworn in the day by the supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. in the meantime, we will have live coverage of the secretary clinton's earmarks around at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. president obama will honor the recipients of the national medal of science and national medal of technology and innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the u.s. government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. you will have it for you later in our program schedule. at the white house, jay carney held his daily briefing, addressing a number of issues including a bombing at the u.s. embassy in turkey today. >> does the president considered the attack on our embassy in turkey to be a terrorist attack? >> that is an excellent question a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror, a terrorist attack. i think this is an i
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
:00 on c-span. >> former president bill clinton speaks to a gathering of house democrats. john kerry meets with the canadian foreign minister. and military farewell for outgoing defense secretary leon panetta -- leon panetta. >> former president bill clinton discussed the issues of jobs, immigration, health care, and gun control. he is introduced by steny hoyer. >> i understand the next speaker does not need an introduction. but then i would not have anything to say. so you know -- thank you, thank you, thank you. for over 20 years, bill clinton has been a determined evangelist for the american dream. the voters of this country puts him in the white house twice. not only because he understands what the american dream is all about, but because he also has a gift for explaining why our party is so committed to defending and promoting the dream. during his eight years as president, he oversaw record job growth, at 22.7 million jobs created. he also became the first president to balance the budget for years in a row. the stock market went up 226%. it went down 25% under george bush. the years
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 6:00am EST
formidable. can you win back the white house of hillary clinton is a nominee? >> sure. she is formidable, -- >> she is popular. >> whoever is the nominee would have to make the case of, do we want policies of the past or something fresh? >> that is the message. >> if you like, do not stop thinking about tomorrow is when bill clinton was talking about with fleetwood mac. maybe it is time to put somebody new in. >> folder you today? >> i am 45. >> you will be 47. hillary clinton will be about 70 years old. big difference. >> bobby jindal is in his 40's. a great speech last month from kissinger who can still look for a great punchline. we were so impressed. i said to the person sitting next to me, he realized that bobby jindal and i combined are still younger and henry kissinger. >> one thing i was struck by during the campaign, governor romney was a transitional figure between an older generation, baby boomers generation and the 40 somethings. they increasingly dominate gop politics. one of those figures as paul ryan. you talk to him a lot. is his future in the house or do you think he wan
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 6:00am EST
institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> yesterday was hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state. she gave a speech in which he thanked state department's employees. former senator john kerry has been sworn in as the next secretary. >> the afternoon, everyone. madam secretary, you have done enormous good for all of us and for the country we serve. we will miss you deeply. [cheers and applause] >> good afternoon, everyone. madam secretary, four years ago, i stood on this same spot and had the honor of introducing you to the men and women of the department of state. from that first day on, you have touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world, you have left a profoundly positive mark on american foreign policy, and you have done enormous but for all of us and for the country we served. we will miss you deeply, but none of us -- [applause] but none of us will ever forget your extraordinary leadership, and each of us will always be deeply proud to say that we served in hillary clinton's state department. [cheers and applause] and so
CSPAN
Feb 18, 2013 8:00pm EST
ones people raise. what they miss, is what would bill clinton have been without a second term. it wasn't the lewinsky issue that matters in the end but when he left office we had a surplus and that the triangulation worked and was able to have a balanced budget and couldn't have done it without a second term. we don't dwell on ronald reagan's iran-contra debacle. the fact of the matter is reagan's great diplomacy with mikhail gorbachev, margaret thatcher said reagan won the cold war without firing a single shot and occurred because reagan is taking the trips and meeting with gorbachev to end the cold war. but the point i'm making is this notion of the division of first and second terms and all the polls we see is a little bit overwrought. if second terms were so bad, f.d.r. woopt have had a third or fourth there is truth you lose some of your l.s.u.er in the sense barack obama won't run again and people realize his power is limited, his clock is running so it's sometimes harder to do legislative deals in the second term, on the other hand, barack obama can sign executive order after ex
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 10:30pm EST
that during the clinton administration and alter the bush administration, they did nothing to rein in fannie mae and freddie mac which mr. bush could have done with his hud critz terry and reduced the mandates from over 60% that they wanted subprime mortgages. this is what caused the collapse. right now, fannie mae and freddie mac are making it more difficult to get a mortgage but they are going through the fha. this is part of the problem -- not that we don't have enough regulation, is that we don't have good regulation or people enforcing those regulations. guest: he raises a lot of really excellent points. you have to come back to the causes of the financial crisis. you are right, the rating agencies played a part in the financial crisis and subprime mortgages played a part and one of the parts that was played it was pay that was encouraging these companies to take risks, and that is why it is so important for us to review the reports that we did. i will give you a perfect example. you had loan officers at banks who were being paid bonuses and pay based on how many loans they created, not
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 10:00am EST
hillary rodham clinton, for her tireless efforts - [applause] for her tireless efforts to promote u.s. national interests overseas, to strengthen the department state, to promote and raise the profile of diplomacy and development as critical tools of our national statecraft. as we've all together follow your leadership, we look forward to continuing this effort. thank you so much. [applause] >> it is my great honor and privilege to introduce someone who is -- who passionately cares about this institution, about the men and women who are geared not only because you are the son of a diplomat and not only because you have been the chairman of the foreign relations committee and not only because you have traveled the world on our behalf but because you care passionately about what we do and the vision in which we attempt to try to show the rest of the world. on behalf of the men and women, not only in this room but all over the world who are watching, let me introduce to you the 68 secretary of state, john kerry. [applause] >> thank you very much. wow, way back there. thank you. thank y
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 1:00am EST
closely with mrs. clinton in deciding about the colors, the designs that would go on the service, how those particular colors would looked in the various settings in the state dining room are the east room. i do remember mrs. clinton's mother was living in the house at the time. she would come to some of these little meetings about showing samples from the porcelain factory. none of them seem to be satisfactory. she said of in the bathroom of my suite is a beautiful yellow color. she said i think we should try that yellow color. so we got a sample of the wallpaper and sent it off to lennox, and they did some samples, and it worked out beautifully. i think that was mrs. rodham's legacy in terms of state dinners. [laughter] >> let's go to looking at the transitions into the white house that a family makes and the transitions out as well. often, for a president, he has been running for office for a couple of years and he is a political person who has most likely been at the white house numerous times, but in coming into the white house, the first ladies really have not spent much time. w
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
. 2013] >> tonight on c-span, hillary clinton gives her farewell address at the state department. then today's white house briefing. female veterans discuss lifting of the u.s. military's ban on women in combat. and economists from the george w. bush and obama administrations give their 2013 economic forecast. today was hillary clinton's last day as secretary of state she gave a speech in which she thanked her employees and discussed american diplomacy. former senator john kerry has been sworn in as the next secretary. [cheers and applause] >> good afternoon, everyone. good afternoon, everyone. madam secretary, four years ago i stood on this same spot and had the honor of introducing you to the men and women of the department of state. on that first day on, you've touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. left a profoundly positive mark on american foreign policy and you've done enormous good for all of us and for the country we serve. we will miss you deeply. [cheers and applause] but none of us will ever forget your extraordinary leadership and each
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 8:00pm EST
was in the majority party. speaker gingrich was the speaker. he worked with then-president bill clinton. we balanced the budget five of those fourteen years. it meant that there was compromise. this requires compromise. this requires republicans stepping forward with some ideas about how to keep essential services of government running at the level that people have been accustomed to. this is not rocket science. this is people coming together the way that other congresses have done to solve big issues. i suggest that my former colleagues on the republican side go see the movie "lincoln," because in the movie "lincoln," it shows how hard it was back then to get things done. but what lincoln did is he gathered people around him the way that i believe president obama is doing by calling republicans, talking to them, trying to work with them. and when that happens, big things get solved. the fiscal cliff got solved because people started talking to one another. so this can happen again. yes, ma'am. >> yes, have your phones been ringing from members of the public? and if so, what are they saying? >> i'm
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 10:30pm EST
to anything like that but it is was remarkable that he was one of the 4,000 a day according to the clinton justice department that do use a firearm in self-defense. obviously, he is pretty happy he was able to do so. >> next call comes from alabama. caller: good morning, sir. i'm a first time caller. appreciate c-span. my comments or issues are is that the majority of these people are talking about second amendment rights. they have to realize that the second amendment was written years and years ago. things do get amended. the people who we put there to control these laws, they are being controlled by lobbyists, the n.r.a. ena other groups also. let's see if we can contribute to these congressman and other people, who is going to protect us instead of doing what they want to do. guest: well, i think the caller is making an argument that is frequently made by people who have questions about the second amendment. yeah, the second amendment was written in the 18th century. so was the first amendment. yes, many years have gone by and firearms have developmented, technology has changed but we
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 10:30pm EST
appointed by president obama who worked for president clinton to say we don't know how to measure risk and we don't know how to address it when that was the core function of dodd frank. the law has been a failure in addressing the underlining causes of the crisis. >> i know you want to say something at that point. >> too big to file is a huge -- too big too fail is a huge issue. you get nervous saying let's shut down at a certain size. it is a hard issue which there is not an obvious solution. you are selling dodd-frank too short. beside all the requirement that are designed to prevent failures from happening, one of the parts was the idea of living wills. fm institutions are supposed to write -- one of the thing the law try to make clear is we're not going prop up a particular institution if it gets into trouble. it has to be a way that it can be wound down that won't bring the system down. that is one -- if we can imme men that. if banks will do this is an issue. but that was a piece of the legislation that we hope will be helpful. >> i agree. in concept i support living wills. it is
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2013 8:00pm EST
for alleged fraud. george h.w. bush elected in 1988, no explosion of concern of alleged fraud. bill clinton, elected in 1992, re-elected in 1996. and no explosion of concern for alleged fraud. george w. bush, elected, some would argue under questionable circumstances, given the dynamics in the great state of florida, but again, no explosion of concern related to alleged fraud. the same was true in 2004, notwithstanding some concern in the great state of ohio, no explosion of concern for alleged fraud. yet, barack obama is elected in 2008 and all of a sudden in the aftermath of this historic election, there's an outrage of -- an outbreak of concern, a pandemic of anxiety as it relates to the fraud that allegedly is taking place in america. and so as this chart illustrates, it is a wonderful chart, prepared by the brennan center of justice, in my home state of new york, connected to my alma mater, new york university, it illustrates that since 2001, 41 states introduced 180 restrictive las. those states are illustrated by the red. parenthetically, a curious choice of colors but those straits
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
are secure. let me be very clear that great progress has been made over the clinton administration, moving into the bush administration, george bush, and then onto the obama administration, particularly in the obama administration, because you can begin to see any suggestion that we have not worked to secure the border is based on lack of information and lack of facts. i thank my colleagues for a poster that in fact says the number of border patrol agents has more than doubled in the past 10 years. when i first began writing legislation in 2003, 2004, 2005, we were short changed on border security agents. working with the senate, working with the president, we funded the increase of border patrol agents and we see now that the majority of agents are assigned to the u.s.-mexican border, 16,000 and more that are basically at the border now. i think we can do more, if you will, for the northern border and i look forward to working with my chairperson of the subcommittee on that issue. but we cannot let the discussion get bogged down in talking about, we can't provide some access to citizenshi
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 2:00pm EST
. >> for your time back in the state department in the clinton years, you were involved in the early efforts -- i don't know if you have any lessons on the approaches that were tried then. >> i think we made a certain number of mistakes. it was me. so what did we really learn? i think the most important lesson was that you cannot negotiate a treaty unless you're prepared to do stuff at home to meet the requirements. and i think it wasn't enough thinking on what it is that the u.s. is prepared to do domestically before it was negotiated. then, of course, we had other reasons that it was never submitted to the senate and so on and so on. i think we were great at the negotiations but it did not mean anything because we did not have a program here to get it implemented. the other lesson, again, i'm partly the problem here. we just sort of come off the protocol which was a successful international agreement. we thought we should model a climate change agreement on that, do in the same way, have it be top-down, set targets. but more mon tree yawl -- mon tri albut we followed the same model because
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2013 10:30pm EST
not gotten the help they have sought. secretary clinton and secretary panetta recommended farming some of the rebel groups. a static policy cannot remain. at this stage, isn't it time to revisit the policy, and i want to ask what you mean by the policy? with the u.k. like to see the united states take a more forward-leaning policy towards arm and the rebels and giving them some help in our main, training, or other kinds of support? is there a way that the regime can be displaced given russia's support military and otherwise? >> i will answer your first question and let the secretary answer questions two, three, and four. why should they come and meet? because countries have been helping them and because we are precisely meeting to determine how to help assad change the calculation on the ground. i have said that he needs to be able to change his calculation. president obama has been engaged in examining the way that we may be able to contribute to that. that is the purpose of this meeting in rome. i would urge syria opposition to join us as a matter of practicality and informing us. i
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 10:00am EST
economy. when bill clinton was president and we balanced the federal budget it was close to 20%. revenues today are less than 16% of our economy. we need additional revenues. and we have suggested that there are ways of doing this by looking at what we call the tax expenditures. these are provisions in the tax code that give tax breaks to certain groups of taxpayers but not all taxpayers. you might be surprised to learn when you add that up on an annual basis it equals about as much revenue as we bring in from the tax code. that $1. trillion a year we spend in tax expenditures. not all of those are necessary. like not all spending is necessary, not all tax expenditures are necessary. we can certainly save over a ten-year period a couple hundred billion dollars by reducing these tax expenditures. that needs to be part of the equation, revenue. we also need to bring down mandatory spending. it represents -- we spend much more in mandatory spending than we do in the appropriation process in government. and you know that the anguish we go through every year on appropriations. we need to bring
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2013 1:30am EST
-- the nefgotiate. >> secretary clinton condemned the associations. as the process of the developing of iranian program went ahead, slowing it down has been an objective for a long amount of time whether it involves the interaction of external supply or stuxnet. on the dprk, for different reasons, different approaches to the use of military force have been taken. in neither case as it resulted in the use of military force. the u.s. regrets that the north koreans have advanced their programs to the test stage. it is a mistake. i am not sure what we can do next. the chinese same to be concerned because the north koreans are being dependent upon china to provide a buffer of stability on the border. they are creating a zone of instability on china's border. we would hope china would play a more forceful role since they seem to have a great deal of influence. one would hope as well that the example of a failure to support united action in north korea would be also a lesson china would pick up with respect to dealing with iran. we should seek at the negotiating table -- we should sit at the negotiati
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